Today, the Oakland Raiders host the surging New Orleans Saints. The Saints have won four of their last five games, and they will be playing a Raiders team that is dealing with injuries all across the board.
The Raiders hope to pull through in front of their home crowd and upset the Saints, as they desperately need to win a game if they want to salvage their season.
Stay tuned with this live blog as we will be providing you with updates and analysis of the game throughout the afternoon.
And that’s the game folks. The New Orleans Saints destroy the Oakland Raiders 38-17. Stay tuned for our full game recap!
Jed Collins nears the first down marker. So manyfans have left the stadium its ridiculous. But can you blame them?
This time it’s caught. Pass reeled in by Criner from Palmer as he tipped his toes in
Just about four minutes left in the game. Sad to watch. Juron Criner nearly ripped down touchdown but Patrick Robinson breaks it up. Here comes 2nd and goal
Looked like a pick but Palmer will catch a break. Mack is shaken up on the play though
Denarius Moore was wide open but Palmer overthrew him. Story of the game?
Fourth down and the Raiders are going for it. Again, no surprise
Hartley field goal is good. 38-10 Saints. Rough game for the Raider nation.
Fourth-and-one and Reece is stuffed. No conversion. Is anybody surprised?
This game is taking too long. Too much misery. Third quarter ends now.
Brees has thrown the ball 20 times and completed 16 of those. To go along with three touchdowns and zero turnovers. Unbelievable. Well, it is believable because its Drew Brees.
Lance Moore catches the touchdown pass to push the Saints’ lead to 25 points. Raiders are hearing the boos.
I don’t even know what to say. The Raiders look like the worst team in the NFL
THe Raiders look dead right now. Tom Johnson sacks Palmer
Fourth down and here comes the Saints’ punting unit
Janikowski hits the field goal afer it bounces off the goal post.
Nevermind that. After review, the call is overturned and ruled an incomplete catch. Raiders catch a huge break!
Rod Streater catches the ball on first down but is fumbled by Jabari Greer and Roman Harper scoops up the ball and takes it fo a big gain before getting tackled by Marcel Reece. Raiders looking horrible.
Palmer sacked by Jonathan Vilma. This is horrid to watch, the Raiders just look out of life
Report says Taiwan Jones suffered a high ankle sprain and his return is questionable
Wow. And the first play that the Saints run is a run to Mark Ingram who runs it in for a touchdown. Saints leading the game 28-7
Second half is here with a boom! Cadet runs the ball 75 yards on the kickoff return!
Halftime here in Oakland. 17-7. Stay tuned for the second half!
I think the New Orleans Saints have the best deep ball game in the league. Unreal how many long touchdowns they score
On a third-and-13 Brees goes deep to Lance Moore for the touchdown! Wow
Jimmy Graham fumbles, but the Saints recover. And now intentional grounding on Brees. Saints are faced with a third-and-13
Saints are making all the right plays at the right time on the offense. Converting downs, making grabs, pushing for those extra yardson the ground
WOW. Unbelievable catch by Marques Colston, reeling in the ball as he was hit by Giordano. First down
Big third down for New Orleans
Brees takes a shot to Joe Morgan but he overthrew it. Incomplete pass and we are now headed into the 2 minute warning
Ingram picks up about 9 yarfds
Palmer throws to Myers who gets redemption by hauling in the touchdown on first and goal!
Palmer goes deep to Denarius Moore but its a pass interference right on the goal line
Marcel Reece huge play. You know he’s not gonna get past Malcolm Jenkins though
Holding on the Raiders. Commercial break. And then…the dreaded Raiders’ offense
Brees unlseashes to Colston but Michael Huff plays great D and gets in the middle of things. Saints punt and a flag is down
Jimmy Graham picks up the first down after Brees gets flushed out of the pocket and hits his star tight end
Raiders players look flushed out with emotion on the sidelines. On the other hand, the Saints are having a good time
INTERCEPTION. Wow. Palmer throws to Myers right in his hands but it bounced off and Roman Harper makes the interception
Every official threw his flag there. Rod Streater offensive pass interference. Instead of the 1 yard line Raiders are the 12
Hicks with a monstrous tackle
Indeed they did. First and goal for the Raiders. And Reece gets stuffed on the carry
And the QB sneak gets them the inches. I think…
Here they go. Raiders offense going for it!
Raiders are 2-8 this year on fourth downs. That’s 29th in the NFL.
Inches short. Myers made a nice grab though. Will the Raiders go for it? Should they?
3rd and five and the measurement comes
Marcel Reece with the catch for 20 yards
End of first quarter. 14-0 Saints. Raiders on a big drive right now, they could really use a score. Although, I have a feeling it won’t come…
Juron Criner picks up first down on a 13-yard catch
Myers picks up first down after just getting past the 40 yard line. Saints had pressure on Palmer
Palmer incomplete to Heyward-Bey
I don’t think I can point out what’s the biggest problems with the Raiders. They’re so many.
Palmer starting off really bad. Raiders just struggling to say the least
Call stands. Touchdown
Play will be reviewed but theres nothing to review. Clean, clear interception, run back, and touchdown
And that pass will be intercepted! Malcolm Jenkins takes it 54 yards to the house for a touchdown
Palmer throws horrible pass thats almost intercepted by Roman Harper. Miscommunication
Raiders will get the ball on their own 48 yard line. Commercial break
Third and 11. Brees calls an audible but is hit as he throws the ball
Saints lead 7-0 with 6:01 left in the game
Offsides on the Saints. Lechler will punt again and Cadet with the fair catch
Another three-and-out for Oakland. Cadet with a nice return. Flag down
Here comes the Raiders’ second drive of the game. Oh boy
Fun fact: With that touchdown, Brees extends his NFL record of consecutive games with a touchdow to 53. Crazy!
Touchdown Jimmy Graham off a play action. Wide open
Call overturned. Wow. I didn’t see any conclusive evidence to overturn it but oh well.
Brees unloads to Cadet for big play. Did he catch it? Dennis Allen throws his red challege flag
Raiders’ defense looking horrible right now. Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram running all over them.
There it is. Brees hits Colston for a 14-yard gain on his first pass of the afernoon.
Here comes Drew Brees and his surging hot offense, interested to see how the Raiders will deal with this. Will they blitz and try to rattle Brees, or put more guys in coverage to stop their big receivers?
Lechler coming in to punt for the Raiders. First drive ends in three-and-out. Touchback
Palmer lucky that Patrick Robinson didn’t intercept that pass, right throuh his hands.
First play from scrimmage, Marcel Reece picks up 17 yards. Wow. He’s been filling in nicely for the injured McFadden and Goodson
Carson Palmer will be leading the Raiders for their first drive of the game
Hello folks! We are now underway with the game!